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Satsuma Kiriko Cut Glass

Traditional technique : Satsuma Kiriko Cut Glass
Birthplace : Kagoshima Prefecture
Age of origin : Around 1851
Period : Edo period

History :

In 1851, Shimazu wareragi who took part in Satsuma lord became one of the "gallery building projects" to promote modernization against the power of Western Europe. Glasses were made that allowed you to enjoy the beauty of 'blur' by cutting and cutting colored glass on transparent crystal glass. After the death of Qiaora, the gallery was destroyed in the Satsumi war of 1863 (Bunraku 3), the technology ceased before and after the Southwest War in 1877 (Meiji 10), but it was reprinted in 1985 and it will be present.

Feature :

The difference from Edo Kiriko of the same period is that Edo Kiriko is a transparent and colorless glass (transparent glass) that was subjected to a modification, while Satsuma Kiko was finer worked (fish pattern etc in the basketball crest) Many of them are made of cloth with a colored glass layer on the surface, and the presence or absence of processing with wheels can be cited. It is said that Satsuma Kiko is a part of Europe's cut glass and techniques of color covering are learned from Bohemian glass and Qianlong glass, but at that time the Japanese style delicacy is seen .

Recent research has classified the colorless Satsuma facet (transparent glass) classification, and new items are also found. As a feature of Satsuma Kiriko with color covering, there is a layer thickness of the color layer in particular, and applying a bold trim to it gives a color gradation to the facet. This is a feature of color covered Satsuma called "blur".

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